Getting Started In The Music Industry & Avoiding Imitation With Genix

Genix is a man who needs little introduction to the electronic music world, as he’s one of the forefront Anjunabeats artists with a rich reputation in the music industry. In episode 33 of The EDM Prodcast, Sam Matla explores the inner workings of the former Passion UK resident DJ, promoter, and Guinness World Record holder for longest DJ set. Damion Houchen (Genix) provides a wealth of knowledge on the music industry and electronic music production in this short but sweet interview.

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What we talk about:

  • How to get started in the music industry, or subsequently, transferring to different areas of it
  • The importance of pulling inspiration versus directly imitating other artists
  • Understanding writer’s block as a natural obstacle
  • Balancing and developing both technical and composition writing skills
  • Starting projects with a blank canvas to actually improve workflow
  • Working on one project versus working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Layering and processing synths to form bigger, more lush sounds

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Genix on the Web:

The Music Marketing Academy

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Note: as a prodcast listener, you’ll also get a free 24-page PDF titled “Understanding the Music Industry” in which you’ll learn about the dynamics of the industry, the importance of booking agents and managers, and more.

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